Thursday, January 19, 2017
My New (to Me) WISP
I have missed having an ongoing hand sewing project since I finished my last WISP (work in slow progress). So when my mother asked if I would finish her lone star quilt, I happily agreed. She started it about 20 years ago, but it has sat untouched for quite a few years. Her arthritis now makes it difficult for her to hand quilt.
She started out quilting just the outside tips of the diamonds a quarter inch in from the seams.
The entire star was quilted like that. But then she decided she didn't like how unfinished it looked, so she started quilting the other half of the diamonds.
She did get a lot done before putting it away. Wedding quilts for her children and baby quilts for new grandchildren took precedence. This quilt is for her.
I told her that my goal is to finish the hand quilting the star over a period of eight weeks. One week to hand quilt each of the eight big diamond making up the lone star. That seems doable, right?
I have counted and there were 258 half diamonds for me to quilt, and I have already started. :) I am usually too tired for sewing in the evenings, but some hand quilting may be just right.
I will machine quilt the rest of the quilt after the hand quilting is all done. My mom wants lots of feathers. I better get sketching!